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  • In the Beginning 1951
    by Albert Wein
    SOM-43.1
    Golden bronze with tan patina

    This medal was chosen as the 43rd issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1951.

    The obverse bears standing angular God creating man and woman, sun, planets, and stars. Around, IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED - THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH

    The reverse bears seated God with dividers. Around, AND GOD SAW EVERYTHING THAT HE HAD MADE, AND, BEHOLD, IT WAS VERY GOOD; signed at lower left, (AW monogram) ©

    This medal measures 73mm in diameter and was struck by the Medallic Art Company of New York. The reported production quantity of this medal is 725 in bronze.

    SOM-43.1
    Bronze
    73.0mm (2.87in)
    Golden bronze with tan patina
    THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 43RD ISSUE 1951 - ALBERT WEIN, SCULPTOR
    MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y. BRONZE
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